Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jack Fruit Guli Appa / Jack Fruit Paddu

Jack fruit season is almost over, you need to wait for one more year for the jack fruit season. May be the last Jack fruit I am using it here to prepare Jack fruit Guli Appa/ Paddu/ Paniyaram. 
We use rice to prepare this Jack fruit Dosa, Kadubu and Guli Appa. Here I have used Rava/semolina instead of Raw Rice and prepared this yummy Jack Fruit Guli Appa


I have used Jack Fruits, joni Bella (organic jaggery which is bit liquid form), medium size rava and little coconut.

Let us see the benefits of Eating Jack fruits in our diet. 
It is always better to have fruits and vegetables during their seasons. They are filled with vitamins and minerals during the seasons they are naturally grown. 
Jack Fruits are filled with Vitamin C and potassium. They are energetic and provide energy to our body. 
There is a proverb in Kannada language. ಹಸಿವಾದಾಗ ಹಲಸಿನ ಹಣ್ಣು ತಿನ್ನು ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ತುಂಬಿದಾಗ ಮಾವಿನ ಹಣ್ಣು. It means when you are hungry that we should eat Jack Fruits and when we are full, we should eat Mango. Jack fruits fill the stomach and is good for getting your energy back. And when you are full One should eat mango that helps the food to digest..
Jack fruit prevents Anaemia and take care of good eye sight. It is good for building muscles. It is said it helps to cure mental stress and skin diseases.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Jack Fruits : 10 to 15 
Rava /Rave/Semolina : 2 Cups
Coconut : 1 Cup (small cup)
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup
Salt : A little
Oil /Ghee : 3 to 4 Tbs

Method :

1. Cut Jack Fruits into small pieces.


2. Grind cut jack fruits with coconut. Do not add any water while grinding.


3. Mix it with 2 cups of rava, little salt and 3/4 cup of jaggery. I added Organic liquid jaggery. (You can add powdered jaggery if you do not get organic jaggery). Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.


4. Keep a guli appa pan on the fire and heat. Put little oil to each mould/Guli. (Down portion of the pan). Add little oil on the top. Cover and cook on low flame.


5. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.


6. Take out ready Jack Fruit Guli Appa to a serving bowl. Prepare the rest of the Guli appa the same way.


7. Serve Jack fruit Guli Appa with ghee on top.


Note : 
Use of Raw rice instead of rava is optional. Use of organic jaggery is optional. Adding more or less jaggery is optional.
Time : 3o to 35 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rava - Oats Idli

Today's  Food is breakfast food. It is Rava - Oats Idli.
This idly is healthy and yummy, easy to prepare and good breakfast and keeps us energetic for the whole day.


I have used medium rava/semolina, a cup of curd and a small cup of Oats.
The idli turns very soft and spongy and yum to have it.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Rava/Semolina : 3 Cups
Oats : 1 Small Cup
Curd : 1 Cup ( Better to Use savoury curd)
Salt : As required
Water : As required
Eno Salt : 1 Teaspoon
For Seasoning : 1 Tsp Oil
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10

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Method :

1. Take a big bowl. Add Rava, curd, salt and mix it well.


2. Add oats and required water and mix the batter nicely to Idli batter consistency.
3. Add seasoning done with mustard seeds, curry leaves and cashews. (optional).


4. Let the batter settle for 5 minutes.
5. Wash idli plates and apply ghee for each plate.


6. Add 1 teaspoon of Eno salt and mix the batter nicely.


7. Put the batter to idli plate and steam for 10 minutes. ( Pressure cooker or idli steamer).


8. Remove the done idlis and sprinkle some water on idli and take it out to a bowl.


9. Serve hot idli with ghee, sambar and coconut chutney.

Note :

Use of savoury curd results good idlis. Use of cooking soda instead of Eno is optional.
Roasting Rava in seasoning is optional. Use of medium size rava is best.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Carrot Uttappa

Uttappa is a puffed dosa with some vegetables or onion pieces. Here I have tried with carrots and the batter used here is idli batter. Idli batter has semolina instead of rice. I have steamed medium sized rava, cooled it and added to fermented urid batter. After preparing idli, the remained batter is used for preparing Carrot Uttappa.


Idli batter is slightly different from dosa batter. Idli batter has more urid dal and the  the rice used will be rava consistency.
Carrot Uttappa is good for breakfast, or in the evening or for dinner. Carrots are full of fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals.



  1. RAVA - URID IDLI To prepare Idli batter please follow the link given below
Urid dal is full of protein and rich in fiber. South Indian breakfast is easy to digest, helps you be cheerful and keeps you energetic Whole day.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Idli Batter : 1 Bowl
Carrot : 1
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Ginger : 1/2 Tsp
Salt : A little


Method : 

1. Wash and grate carrot, remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it.
2. Mix carrot and ginger gratings, salt and chilly powder nicely and keep it aside.
2. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Clean it with a clean kitchen tissue.
3. Add very little oil and put a ladle of batter on the hot pan.

4. Add some grating mix and put a tsp of oil on top.


5. Cover and cook on medium or low flame.


6. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.

7. Take out the Carrot Uttappa from the pan and serve with your choice of side dish.


8. Prepare the same with remaining Uttappa.

Note :

Rice Urid dal Idli batter link is given at the top. Please follow to get the good idli batter.
Use of oil is optional. Adding coriander and curry leaves is optional. I did not have the coriander leaves so could not add it. Better use less spice for good health.  No onion or garlic is added because it might cause acidity. I am not in favour of onions and we do not use much onions.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Soft and Spongy Set Dosa

Dosa or Dose is one of the favourite food of many and even me.  Though we do prepare dosa regularly, we still long to eat dosa. Crispy or soft, crunchy or thick butter or ghee or plain Dosa is one of the favourite food for me. Here I have prepared Soft and spongy Set dosa and I am sure you all will definitely like it and do try this method.


It is simple and remember it has to fermented well to get the good texture.
I have used Urid dal, dosa rice (raw), Avalakki/poha and methi seeds.
Urid dal is loaded with fiber and protein. It is said idli or dosa is one of the best breakfast food that provides energy and one would stay healthy and strong.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Urid dal : 1/2 Cup
Methi /Fenugrik seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Avalakki/Poha/Aval : 2 to 3 handful. (Thick or thin)
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Wash and soak raw rice, methi seeds, urid dal together or separate for 3 to 4 hours.
2. Soak Avalakki separately in a bowl. Add warm water. (Do not add boiling water).
3. Grind it with required water and put it in a big bowl.
4. Add salt and mix it  well. Let it ferment well. (Over night).

5. Next morning mix the batter and keep it ready to prepare dosa.
6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil on top and clean it with a tissue.
7. Take a ladle of dosa batter and put it on the hot tava. (Let it be on l ow flame).


8. Sprinkle some oil on the top, cover and cook. (medium flame).


9. Turn the other side and cook for 30 seconds or little more.

10. Take it out and serve with your choice of side dishes.


11. Repeat the same and prepare set dosa.


12. Hot, soft and fluffy dosas are yummy to have.

Note :

I have used grinder to grind. If you are using mixi use little more urid. (one or two handful). Optional.
Use of ghee adds to the taste. While cooking add very little oil and then use ghee on the top.
While pouring the batter the pan should be very hot.Then reduce the heat.
Time : Soaking time : 3 to 4 hours + grinding time 15 to 20 minutes + fermentation : over night or 6 to 7 hours. Preparation and eating  Your choice.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Onion Uttappam

Onion Uttappa / Onion Dosa is one of the famous Dosa for many people. It is very yemmy, easy and filling Dosa and it keeps you full for a long time.


I have used a chopper to cut onions , it was so easy and quick. This chopper we bought it in Amezon and it very handy in our busy life. It helps us to chop many vegetables very easily.

Let us see some benefits of having ONION in our diet.

Onions are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are packed with Nutrients. They are low in calories.
They are rich in antioxidant properties. Onions helps to control blood sugar. They help to boost bone health. They are good source of antibacterial properties. Very good for digestion. They do contain medicinal properties. In olden day people used onions to cure headache, mouth sore and heart disease. Onion is filled with Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin B 9 and Vitamin B 6. It is a good source of potassium.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Dosa Batter : 2 to 3 Cups
Onions : 2
Green chilly : 2 
Curry leaves : 8 to 10 
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
Salt : A little 
Coconut gratings : 2 Tbs

Method :

1 Wash and chop onions washed curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chilly.
2. Cut or chop with the help of chopper. It helps to cut the ingredients into thin and small.

Grate coconut and add  to chopped mixture.

3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat.
4. Sprinkle some oil and pour a ladle of Dosa Batter. Put little oil on top and cook for a minute.


5. Spread some chopped mixture lightly on the top of dosa. Cover the lid..


6. Cook on low flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the other side and cook.

7. Take out the Onion Uttappa and serve with butter and your choice of side dish.


8. The other method is just mix all the chopped mixture to dosa batter.
9. Add little oil on hot tava. Put a ladle of batter and cook on medium flame.


10. Turn the other side and cook. Serve with your choice of side dish and little butter on top.


Note : 

You can use Dosa batter or Idli batter to prepare ONION UTTAPPA. Do not spread dosa as thin. It should be small and fluffy to get the yummy taste. Add little oil on both side. Cook on low flame to get nice Dosa. Use of chopper is optional. You can cut into thin, small pieces with the kitchen knife.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Rava - Dals Ade / Dosa

Rava /Semolina - Dals dosa is rich in protein and good for breakfast or dinner.



Rava /Semolina dosa is very easy to prepare and you can prepare dosa with just ground batter or You can ferment the batter and then prepare crispy and yummy dosa.
I have used Moong dal, channa dal, toor dal, urid dal and a cup of Rava/semolina. I did not use any  soda or Eno salt. It is full of healthy breakfast and it keeps you full for a long time no doubt.

Let us see some benefits of Dals in our diet.

Dals are rich in protein and very essential for vegetarinas. Moong dal is full of protein and filled with nutrients. It is filled with manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium, zinc and Vitamin B. Moong dal is easy to digest and low in cholesterol. It helps in regulating the blood sugar level and good for weight reducers.
Urid dal is filled with fiber. It improves and strengthen bones. It helps to boost energy and control blood sugar level. It is good for our skin. Urid dal is a good source of protein, potassium, iron, and Vitamin A and C.
Toor dal has good source of folic acid and good for pregnant women.It is filled with fiber. It contain proteins, potassium, iron, folic acid, magnesium and Vitamins.
Channa dal provides energy and good source of fiber. It is diabetic friendly and regulate the blood pressure level in our body.
 It is full of B Complex vitamins like Vitamin B 1 , B 2, B 3 and Vitamin B 9.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Channa dal : 1 Cup
Toor Dal : 1 Cup
Moong Dal : 1 Cup
Urid Dal : 1 Cup
Semolina /Rava : Medium sized : 1 Cup
Salt : As required
Cooking Oil : 2 to 3 Tbs

Method :

1. Wash and soak urid dal, toor dal, moong dal and channa dal for 3 to 4 hours.


2. Grind it with required water.

3. Take out the batter to a big bowl.


4. Add a cup of medium size rava/semolina.


5. Add required salt and mix it well. Let it set for 10 to 15 minutes.

6. You can prepare dosa / adai with out fermenting the batter.

7. Or you can ferment the batter and then prepare dosa.



8. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Clean the tava with a tissue.

9. Add a ladle full of dosa batter and spread it in round shape. Add little oil and cook on both sides.

  8. Both the types of dosas ( with non ferment and ferment batter) dosas comes out nicely.

9. Enjoy with your choice of side dishes.
10 We like honey and had it with honey and pickle and chutney .




Note :

Do not add much water to grind the dals. You can add it later while mixing rava with dals.
Adding little pepper adds to aroma and taste. Good for health too.
Adding Vegetables like grated carrots and onions is optional.
Fermented batter turns the dosa crispy. You need to be little careful since it cooks up quickly.
Adding more or less oil while preparing dosa is optional. Adding more ghee or oil adds to the taste.
Serves : 3 to 4
Time : Dals : Soaking time : 4 Hours - Grinding + 5 Minutes (Mixi), preparing dosa : 20 minutes.
(Without fermentation) and fermentation 3 to 4 hours .



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